The Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC) announced today that housing and public policy expert Emily Cadik has been named executive director, effective April 9, 2018.
Cadik joins AHTCC from Enterprise Community Partners, where she served as senior director of public policy, leading policy and advocacy related to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) and other affordable housing and community development issues. While at Enterprise, Cadik also helped to lead the A Call To Invest in Our Neighborhoods (ACTION) Campaign, the nationwide coalition of more than 2,000 organizations and businesses advocating on behalf of the Housing Credit.
In 2017 Cadik received the NHP Foundation’s inaugural Advocacy Award, and in 2016 was named one of Affordable Housing Finance’s Young Leaders.
“Emily’s experience and expertise in policy, advocacy, affordable housing and community development makes her the right choice to help lead AHTCC into the future. A longtime board member, Emily has contributed greatly to the successes of AHTCC and the affordable housing industry at large,” said Michael Gaber, president, AHTCC. “She is a knowledgeable and fierce advocate for the Housing Credit, and will add tremendous value leading our advocacy efforts. We’re thrilled to welcome her as the executive director of AHTCC.”
Prior to joining Enterprise, Cadik was a presidential management fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she served as a program coordinator for the Moving to Work demonstration and in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the AHTCC at such a critical time, with our nation’s affordable housing needs more urgent than ever,” said Cadik. “This coalition has been instrumental in affordable housing advocacy for more than three decades, and I look forward to building on this success and expanding our impact even further.”